That’s cool! App launched to show motorists gas prices

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green (centre), speaks with Directors of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Vernon Derby (left); and Daenia Ashpole, after checking the price of a product in John R Wong Supermarket in New Kingston, using the new CAC mobile app, at the launch on December 11.

Consumers can now see the cost of petrol at gas stations in Jamaica with the use of a new mobile app launched by the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC).

The app shows users where gas stations are in Jamaica, the distance the user is away from various gas stations and the different prices gas is being sold for by stations registered with the CAC.

“It also gives you the direction to get to the petrol station with Google Maps.”

— Green

The CAC Jamaica app, which can now be downloaded through the Google Play Store, was launched at the John R. Wong Supermarket in New Kingston, on December 11.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, tested the app himself to compare the gas prices per gas station nearest to him at the launch.

See the different sections of the CAC Jamaica app in the gallery below.

“This app will help you (drivers) to make a real-time adjustment and assessment if it (buying gas) is worth your travel. This is one of the exciting features of the app. Not only does it give you the petrol prices with the gas stations that are close, not only does it give you a section to make a comparison, but it also gives you the direction to get to the petrol station with Google Maps,” Green said.

Information Technology Manager, CAC, Andrew Evelyn, also explained that the app will also show consumers the price of grocery items.

“The app will give you grocery prices. You will be able to compare grocery prices at different supermarkets in your immediate area,” Evelyn said.